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Gasoline excise tax rises 12 cents per gallon to reach about 42 cents per gallon. ​
Nov 1, 2017
After 2040, new cars powered by internal-combustion engines would be banned from California roads.
Oct 2, 2017
In the wake of an emergency or natural disaster, resuming operations at a refinery and pushing product through the pipeline is complex.
Aug 30, 2017
New episode of Convenience Matters discusses the historical forces of urbanization and the impact on the transportation and fuels markets.
Aug 8, 2017
NACS Fuels Resource Center publishes dozens of retail fueling statistics.
Jul 13, 2017
July prices are the lowest reported by consumers so far this year.
Jul 11, 2017
The convenience store industry celebrates its 90th anniversary tomorrow but the fuel retailing business it now dominates is even older.
Jul 6, 2017
WardsAuto reports that U.S. light-vehicle sales weakened more than expected in June.
Jul 6, 2017
AAA says the average gas price throughout the United States is lower than this time last year.
Jun 14, 2017
Twenty-nine percent of consumers say they will hit the road more in the coming month.
Jun 13, 2017
Fuel efficiency often increases during the warmer months.
May 31, 2017
However, the miles that vacationers will drive are not expected to increase.
May 23, 2017
NACS consumer survey finds that high consumer optimism and relatively low gas prices are welcome news to retailers as the summer-drive season approaches.
May 11, 2017
NACS resource explains that the branded retail fueling site is almost certainly owned and operated by an independent operator and not a major oil company.
May 11, 2017
New NACS resource explains the various types of retail formats that sell fuel.
May 4, 2017
New background at the NACS Fuels Resource Center explains four broad factors that can impact retail gas prices around the U.S. and around the corner.
Apr 28, 2017
NACS Fuels Resource Center explains four broad factors that can impact retail gas prices.
Apr 20, 2017
Tom Kloza’s presentation at the recent NACS State of the Industry Summit focused on a hot topic: the cost of energy.
Apr 19, 2017
Summer-blend fuels, infrastructure maintenance and an increase in seasonal demand all create challenges that can affect gas prices.
Apr 14, 2017
Short-term energy outlook reports average gas prices during the summer drive season will be 23 cents higher per gallon than last year.
Apr 12, 2017
NACS survey finds that 55% of consumers believe gas prices will be higher in the next 30 days.
Apr 11, 2017
New NACS survey also finds that prices would have to increase to $3.37 per gallon before consumers begin to curtail driving.
Apr 6, 2017
The NACS Convenience Matters podcast examines five important takeaways from the latest NACS Consumer Fuels Survey.
Apr 4, 2017
A new national survey from NACS shows a growing trend of consumers seeking out high-quality food and beverages as part of their fueling experience.
Mar 29, 2017
New NACS infographic shares quick metrics related to the average American at the pump.
Mar 23, 2017
The strong optimism may also translate into increased sales for convenience retailers.
Mar 14, 2017
“People have often referred to us as the Uber of gas.”
Feb 7, 2017
The latest NACS consumer fuels survey finds that 57% of consumers have a rosy view of the economy.
Jan 11, 2017
The Florida city is discussing bringing both public and private driverless modes of transportation to the city.
Dec 14, 2016
Sales have been lackluster for lottery games customers can play while filling up their cars.
Dec 7, 2016
So far this year, no state has had its average daily price of gasoline break $3 per gallon.
Nov 23, 2016
NACS Show education session explores how forecourt design significantly impacts the customer experience.
Oct 28, 2016
World’s fastest electric vehicle charging technology is now available at a New York store.
Oct 19, 2016
No matter who wins in November, it remains to be seen if optimism jumps higher in the coming months.
Oct 11, 2016
Gov. Chris Christie is expected to sign the 23-cent per gallon gas tax hike into law.
Oct 11, 2016
Despite a 10-cent increase in gas prices, consumer optimism about the economy remains flat.
Sep 13, 2016
For the second time in three years, consumer optimism has decoupled from gas price changes, and in both cases the news was dominated by politics.
Aug 9, 2016
Vacationers driving to their destinations will exceed 36 million people.
Jun 28, 2016
Newly-converted store offers new branded fuel options.
Jun 27, 2016
Even with four months of rising gas prices, Americans are comfortable with the state of the economy, according to recent NACS consumer data.
Jun 14, 2016
NerdWallet compiled the list of gas station “goofs.”
Jun 9, 2016
Government data shows that, on average, U.S. drivers travel farther by noon than the International Space Station has ever flown.
May 31, 2016
The number of Americans leaving home this weekend will be the second-highest volume on record.
May 26, 2016
With gas prices rising for the third straight month, a new NACS consumer survey finds that nearly 70% of Americans expect prices at the pump to continue increasing throughout May.
May 10, 2016
Revised full-year forecast calls for modest increase over 2015; total light-vehicle forecast for 2016 remains unchanged at 17.8 million.
Apr 26, 2016
More than 60% of consumers are expecting gas prices to increase over the next 30 days, according to a recent NACS consumer survey.
Apr 12, 2016
More than half of all consumers are either saving more or paying off debts, according to recent NACS consumer surveys.
Apr 11, 2016
German automaker will begin its ReachNow car-sharing program in Seattle later this year.
Apr 11, 2016
New NACS survey finds that 67% of convenience retailers say in-store sales in Q1 2016 were higher than the same period last year because of lower gas prices.
Apr 5, 2016
The latest Convenience Matters podcast looks at how the Fuels Institute is helping to shape the future of fuels.
Apr 5, 2016
Highest percentage of Americans since November 2015 say they are optimistic about the economy, according to a recent NACS consumer survey.
Mar 15, 2016
Even with gas prices averaging below $2 per gallon nationally, consumers expect gas prices to increase, according to a recent NACS consumer survey.
Mar 8, 2016
Despite increased travel, improvements in light-duty vehicle fuel economy are largely responsible for this outcome, according to EIA data.
Feb 24, 2016
Millennials appear to be feeling positive about the economy, but older consumers aren’t sharing the same sentiment, according to a new NACS consumer survey.
Feb 9, 2016
Republicans call President Obama’s $10/barrel oil tax ‘dead on arrival.’
Feb 8, 2016
New NACS consumer survey reports only 47% of Americans are encouraged by the economy.
Jan 13, 2016
The year ended with the cost of gasoline averaging around 94 cents per gallon less than in 2014.
By NACS Daily
Jan 4, 2016
This year is also expected to set a light-vehicle sales record of 17.5 million units, the highest since 2000.
By NACS Daily
Dec 30, 2015
More initiatives will be forthcoming that can turn a car into a commerce platform.
By NACS Daily
Dec 8, 2015
Many U.S. automakers registered record sales last month, which means the industry is poised to have a best-ever year.
By NACS Daily
Dec 3, 2015
AAA predicts an additional 300,000 holiday travelers this week.
By NACS Daily
Nov 24, 2015
Oregon is piloting a program to see if per-mile fees are feasible.
By NACS Daily
Nov 6, 2015
Uber's cofounder backs a new startup called Purple, aiming to ensure consumers never have to pump gas again.
By NACS Daily
Sep 8, 2015
NACS explains lesser-known benefit for drivers in the summertime: increased fuel efficiency.
By NACS Daily
Jul 20, 2015
Legislation would have authorized TransCanada Corp. to construct the 1,179-mile pipeline.
By NACS Daily
Feb 25, 2015
New JD Power report suggests that consumers take a long-term view on fuel economy, despite today’s low prices.
By NACS Daily
Jan 28, 2015